SOURCE: Gardener's Supply

Gardener's Supply

November 21, 2010 15:09 ET

Make This a Holiday for the Birds and Bees

Make Their Life Easier With Unique Houses and Feeders by Gardener's Supply

BURLINGTON, VT--(Marketwire - November 21, 2010) - If your backyard birds and bees could talk, they would be asking for shelter, food and water during the long winter months. Birds and bees need our help more than ever -- suburban sprawl and habitat destruction make it increasingly difficult for birds to fend for themselves. Luckily, there is backyard habitat gear for every budget.

"Even if your backyard is small, you can still help birds, bees and bats," said Rick Renaud, avid birder and an employee-owner at Gardener's Supply. "And backyard birdfeeding gives everyone in the family an appreciation of how closely we relate to the natural world."

Kids love birdwatching and will be more interested when they can participate, as with the Birdseed Log Cabin, a cozy bed and breakfast for birds. Hang this charming seed-covered house and after the birds have feasted on the millet seeds, you can apply a fresh coat of seeds using peanut butter as adhesive.

The Whitewash Birdhouse and Whitewash Birdfeeder both have real slate roofs that withstand wind, rain, snow -- just like they do on old barns dotting the rural landscape. The birdhouse will attract nuthatches, titmice, wrens, downy woodpeckers, and chickadees.

The Mason Bee House will help boost your garden's productivity by providing a happy home for peaceful, non-stinging pollinators Mason bees. The bamboo Mason Bee House should be hung against a tree or wall where it will get morning sun and attract bees. Female bees fill the bamboo tubes with their eggs, and nectar and pollen for the young to eat.

The colorful Birdhouse Village made of solid wood includes a set of three styles birdhouses that are functional bird-and weather- tested houses feature fade-resistant paint and 1 1/4" openings, the size favored by nuthatches, titmice, wrens, downy woodpeckers, and chickadees.

The glittering Harvest and Blue Moon Feeders each hold more than two cups of feed, and when the weather turns wet and windy, birds can hop right inside to eat. The extra thick crackle glass sparkles when it catches the light.

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Founded in 1983, Gardener's Supply is an employee-owned company of avid gardeners providing garden-tested, earth-friendly products combined with practical information. 

Contact Information

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    Maree Gaetani
    (802) 660-3500 x5925
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